(HOUSTON FBI / BEAUMONT POLICE DEPT.) - Houston FBI and Beaumont Police Department are currently looking for Lanyale Briggs, 29, wanted for a violent kidnapping. Briggs is believed to be responsible for kidnapping a female who investigators say is being harbored between Beaumont and Lake Charles.
On March 5, a woman in Jefferson County was outside her apartment when Briggs and another male suspect drove up and beat the victim, forcing her into their car. When the female victim was trying to escape, the two suspects forced her into the car taking her to Louisiana. The male suspect is now in custody. Investigators believe Briggs has significant ties to Beaumont and Lake Charles and could be housed in either city.
The victim is safe, and cooperating with investigators.
If you have any details on the whereabouts of Briggs please contact FBI Houston at 713-693-5000